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Basal cell cancer begins in the lowest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer. About 8 out of 10 skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. They usually begin on areas exposed to the sun, such as the head and neck. Basal cell carcinoma was once found mostly in middle-aged or older people. But now it is also being seen in younger people. This may be because people are spending more time in the sun without protecting their skin.

Basal cell carcinoma tends to grow slowly. It is very rare for a basal cell cancer to spread to distant parts of the body (metastasize). But if it is not treated, it can grow into nearby areas and spread into the bone or other tissues beneath the skin.

After treatment, basal cell carcinoma can come back (recur) in the same place on the skin. New basal cell cancers can also start in other places on the skin. As many as half of the people who have one basal cell cancer will get a new skin cancer within 5 years.
Study reveals link between tanning dependence and other addictive behaviors

Study reveals link between tanning dependence and other addictive behaviors

Scientists find novel way for earlier detection of deadly Merkel cell carcinoma

Scientists find novel way for earlier detection of deadly Merkel cell carcinoma

Common bacteria on human skin may offer protection against diseases

Common bacteria on human skin may offer protection against diseases

How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

New study shows hedgehog signalling offers protection against colon cancer

New study shows hedgehog signalling offers protection against colon cancer

Study shows many nonmelanoma skin cancer patients still get sunburned

Study shows many nonmelanoma skin cancer patients still get sunburned

Scientists detect first cell from which tumour grows in skin cancers

Scientists detect first cell from which tumour grows in skin cancers

Clinical study finds two topical skin creams as effective noninvasive treatments for low-risk superficial BCC

Clinical study finds two topical skin creams as effective noninvasive treatments for low-risk superficial BCC

Vismodegib drug shows no addded benefit in advanced or symptomatic metastatic BCC patients

Vismodegib drug shows no addded benefit in advanced or symptomatic metastatic BCC patients

Scientists aim to identify marker that could indicate aggressive basal cell skin cancer

Scientists aim to identify marker that could indicate aggressive basal cell skin cancer

Anti-TNF therapy linked to ‘modest’ extra SCC risk

Anti-TNF therapy linked to ‘modest’ extra SCC risk

New radiotherapeutic bandage shows promise against squamous cell carcinoma in animal model

New radiotherapeutic bandage shows promise against squamous cell carcinoma in animal model

Michelson Diagnostics’ VivoSight OCT scanner provides accurate diagnosis of early-stage BCC, reduces skin biopsies by 36%

Michelson Diagnostics’ VivoSight OCT scanner provides accurate diagnosis of early-stage BCC, reduces skin biopsies by 36%

Roflumilast drug could inhibit growth of brain tumor in children

Roflumilast drug could inhibit growth of brain tumor in children

HPPI commences enrollment for Phase II(b) SCORING clinical trial for cancer treatment

HPPI commences enrollment for Phase II(b) SCORING clinical trial for cancer treatment

Vismodegib therapy effective against medulloblastoma

Vismodegib therapy effective against medulloblastoma

Novartis announces FDA approval of Odomzo (sonidegib) 200 mg capsules for treatment of laBCC patients

Novartis announces FDA approval of Odomzo (sonidegib) 200 mg capsules for treatment of laBCC patients

New understanding of keratin 17 protein could lead to development of better ways to prevent cancer

New understanding of keratin 17 protein could lead to development of better ways to prevent cancer

Elekta's Esteya electronic brachytherapy improves outcomes in patients with basal cell carcinoma

Elekta's Esteya electronic brachytherapy improves outcomes in patients with basal cell carcinoma

Skin Cancer Awareness Recommended For HCT Recipients

Skin Cancer Awareness Recommended For HCT Recipients